The Lemorton family has a long history in the Domfront. The 9-acre property is planted with apple and pear trees, but the latter’s influence is dominant, creating a lighter-colored spirit that emits a distinct bouquet. Domfrontais Calvados law insists on at least 30% pear; Lemorton contains 80%.
On the Le Pertyer property in the Suisse-Normand (AOC Calvados), Francois Guillouet ferments and ages apple cider that it is then single distilled in a traveling column still. The spirits go into large, elongated barrels or well-seasoned 400-liter barrels ideal for developing complex flavor.